There have been many examples of famous people practicing law down the years. Washington and indeed America has had its fair share. Law, and the practice of it, seems to provide a very good foundation for people in high pressure, public focused professions. Examples can be found all the way back to the sixteenth century when John Knox plied his trade as a lawyer. Knox was one of the founder members of the Protestant Reformation drive that became so popular across Europe. Originally a clergyman, he studied law and was consulted by a vast array of high profile nobility during his time in both England and Scotland.